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Brown's of Randolph (was Crawford, Bibb)
Posted by: Gerry Hill (ID *****8882) Date: May 27, 2006 at 03:34:54
In Reply to: Brown family in Crawford and Bibb County, Georgia by Mary Marchant of 235

I don't know about the two Crawford marriages-but my notes on Absolem-are:

SOUTH CAROLINA SERVICE OF ABSALOM BROWN AND MARY ANN BROWN who was a private under Captain William H. Caper’s company of South Carolina militia. Enlisted October 13 1814 and discharged March 8 1815. Bounty Land Warrant 14593 and for 80 acres in 1850 and No 10806 for 80 acres in 1855. SOLDIER’S ORIGINAL PENSION NO 28794 AND Certificate 20790 Widow’s Original 34180 and certificate No 28015.
Residence of soldier 1850 and 1855 was Randolph County Georgia, and in 1873 LaFayette County Florida, at Live Oak Lawrence county Florida. The widow resided at LaFayette County, Post office Luraville, Suwanee county Florida in 1878 and 1879.
Maiden name of widow was Mary Ann Isham or Isan or Isom. They married August 7, 1849 in Randolph County Georgia and soldier died November 14, 1876 in LaFayette county Florida.
DECLARATION was made in Luraville, Florida March 1, 1873 by said Absalom Brown age 75, a resident of LaFayette Co Fla. That his wife’s name was Mary Isom, to whom he was married in Randolph Co Ga Aug 9 1851; that he enlisted under Capt Hiram Capers of McWillier regiment Pinckney’s division at Sumpter 12th Oct 1812 and discharged at Charleston 4-1815 that he was a private and was engaged in guarding the city of Charleston and vicinity during most the time; that his discharge is lost.
Mary Ann Brown stated in 1878 in Luraville Florida that she married Absalom Brown in Terrell County Georgia Aug 7 1849. by Ira Truett J P; that since his discharge they had resided in TWIGGS COUNTY: RANDOLPH AND THEN TERRELL CO IN GEORGIA: THEN MOVED TO LAFAYETTE CO FLORIDA.
CERTIFIED COPY OF THEIR MARRIAGE RECORD IS FILED BY CLERK OF RANDOLPH COUNTY GEORGIA showing Absolom Brown and Mary Isham married Aug 6, 1849. Bounty land claim was filed by Absalom Brown age 54 in 1850 in Randolph County Ga. Transcribed by Sheila Gibson (s2gibso@yahoo.com) from DAR SC Pension Records, FHL 855233 P1.

He lived Bibb, Randolph, Terrell Co. Ga. Lafayette Co. FL. He probably was born Sumter Co SC. First wife unknown by this writer. born 1828..SC

1812 McWillie's Second Regiment, SC Oct. 12 1814 untildischarge Charleston Mar. 9, 1815. Gave
place of Residence Sumter Dist. 105 miles from Charleston.
1814 Oct. 13 He served from..discharged Charleston
1815-Mar. 9-Discharged
1830 Bibb Co. Ga.(Query of Daniel Moore Prodigy 92 gave Ann Polk's address)
wife, 1 male under 5, 2 males 5/10, 2 females under 5, 1 female 5/10
1832 Gold Lottery..He drew land, living in Bibb Co Ga Johnson's Dist. Lot 1075 Dist. 15 Section 2 lot
692 Dist. 2 Section 2 both in Cherokee Co. Indicates he was in Ga. at least by 1827 to qualify...due
to residency requirement of 3 years.
1836-WILLIAM C. BR0OKS to ABSOLOM BROWN. Lot #189, 10th Dist. Wit.: O. M. Griffith, Joseph McMichael. Jan. 2, 1836. Randolph Co. Ga.

1837- ABSOLOM BROWN of Randolph Co. to JOSEPH HORSLEY of Randolph Co. Lot #189, 10th Dist. Wit.: Ezekiel Brown, Allen McLean, J.P. Feb 6, 1837/Mar. 11, 1837.
EARLY DEEDS-RANDOLPH CO GA- from Courthouse
Allen McDeon to Absolom Brown 189 10 502
John Presley to Absolem Brown 176 11 282

1850 Randolph Co. Ga.(Query of Daniel Moore on Prodigy 92)
1850 Nov. 12 he applied for Bounty Land Randolph and was granted 80 acres Warrent 18 693.

1850 Census Randolph Co. Ga.
Absolem 53
Mary 22
Elizabeth 20
Thomas 18
William 15
Margaret 8
John 6
Catherine 4
Z? Y? T 3 male
(Also there from SC in 1850 was James 50, & family, Jesse 28 and family, Jessee 54 and family,
John 28 and family)
He filed bounty land claim #37,617 Sep. 28 stating he volunteered at Bradford Sp. Sumter SC
above dates.Rec. 80 acres, land Warrent 14,593.
1855 He applied for Additionsald land Apr. 1
1860 Terrell Co Ga. Census.
Absolem 64 SC Farmer also Thomas B. Brown 25 W G Brown 27 Ga Farmer
Mary 29 Queen E 26 Mary A E 26
John 16 Charles A 5 Jane S 3
Catherine 14 James W 3 Sarah S 1
Zachariah T. 12 Celia A 1
Absolem 8
Jane 6
Mahulda 5
Ezekiel 4 also in Terrell Hezekiah H 25 V E 21 Rachel 67 SC alone

after 1860------- by mid 1860's he Lafayette Co. Fl.
1864 Lafayette Co. Fl. on Tax Rolls.
1864 Georgia Militia Kin? E G Brown 18 3 mo born Ga exempt Blindness
T J Brown 40 born Ga exemption detailed.
1873 made application for pension at Live Oak,Suwannee Co. Granted after his death.
1876 He died intestate Nov. 14 Lafayette Co. FL.
1878 Mar. 9, Mary ANn under Widows Pension act, filed in Luraville, Suwannee Co. for pension.

There are children from 1842-Margaret, John S 1844, Catherine 1846, Zachariah T 1848 then skips to 1852.
From Entry Form Morman Church..George Brown b 1817 Randolph Co Ga child of John Thompson and Nancy Camp..done by certified Gen. Catherine C Mann of Cedar Bluff Al. and Samuel Brown b 1820 Randolph Co Ga also son of John Thompson and Nancy Camp. Endowed 28 Apr 1950. Nancy Camp bab. 26 Mar 1949.
Was he kin to John Brown 1826-1892 of SC, Ireland and Randolph Co? See
Cornelious Lynch for more.
From Mortality Schedule 1850-Randolph Roxana R Brown 11 mo. b Ga d Sep.
Randolph Guardian Bonds #134 1840-51 William I Brown,Samuel E Peacock,Hugh McKinnon, John W. Shropshire #400 15 Jan 1850 William I Brown adm of Samuel Brown.
Is James A. Brown kin? Query on Terrell Co. US GEN WEB born a 1861 married Maggie A. Jones b a 1870 children Lafayette Co Fl where other Brown's from Terrell were. Bill Greene

1850 Lee Co. (Terrell Created 1856) Thomas Brown 27 Farmer 2200 Ga Elizabeth 27, Louisa Powers 12, John Parts? 9, Wm. Parish 7, Eliz. C Brown 4, Sarah M 1
V B Brown 21 M Gen Teya HeamanGa Labor at Steam Oog Howe
Benjamin Brown 29 Sarah A 29 Sarah A E 12, Louiza T 1, WM. W 8, John R 8, Truson M 6, Emily C 4, Benjamin T 2

Margaretla Brown 62 2500 NC 2 downs from Absolem 64.

He may have had a second wife before Mary Ann.

Absolom Brown 64 Farmer 10600 8500 SC
Mary 29 SC
John 16
Catherine 14
Zachariah 12
Absolem 8
Jane 6
Mahulda 5
Ezekiel 4
Joseph 3
George T Marshall 22 Teaching School.

His heirs also included G B Brown Sarah Wife of James Lewis, Mary Wife of James Gay.


Sketch submitted and printed Huxford Gen. Mag.

Line of Anna Lee Peek May. 25, 1991 1074 Island Way Leesburg, Fl. 34748

Kin? Greenwood- and Rosedale (Eastern and Western)
Cuthbert, Randolph,Ga (EPA records 1935-6)
J.L. Brown born Jan 7 1828 died Apr 26 1904
Helena G. Brown born Jul 21, 1829 died Nov 27 1890
John L Brown born Jul 18 1860 died Dec 27 1891
Annie Brown born Aug 28 1867 died Feb 14 1894
Bessie Brown born Aug 18 `891 died Feb 11 1893

I have another set of Brown's in Randolph (sons of George A. & Julia P. Raines of Sumter, Marion Co Ga) Wm. Nathaniel & Rodolphus.

My cousin Marlin Brown (on my Hooks side-of Randolph)
has this bunch-
He comes from Absolom & Mary Ann Isham-son Joseph William "J W" had John Samuel-married Cora Lee Hooks-sister to my Grandfather Luther-
had my cousin #5 of 6- Marlin Samuel (Well his siblings are my cousins too-my Mother's 1st-but he still lives in Randolph-only one)

I don't know about the two children you say you have no more on-but will be glad to exchange what I have.

Ms. Gerry Hill-Albany Ga.


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